The failure of the latest round of negotiations between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam could have dramatic ... repercussions for the region and the world, potentially setting off a new migrant crisis, a military intervention and chaos in shipping.
Egypt appears to be getting serious about military action against Ethiopia over its control over Nile River water resources. In fact, President ... Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s political future hinges on how well he manages the dam dispute.
Using 10 metric tonnes of concrete, standing at 175 metres tall and with a reservoir volume of 79 km3, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is ... an impressive feat of engineering – as well as a source of conflict between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan. We delve deeper into the intricacies with a visual explanation below.
At the start of April, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke up for the first time using very direct words against any action that would ... take away any drop if its water resources. In this second part of our series, we examine how likely military action is between the two.
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In an attempt to shift blame, the Eritrean government has openly implicated itself as being in violation of international laws. On 16 April, ... Sophia Tesfamariam, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the UN, sent a letter to the Security Council (UNSC). She explained Eritrea’s involvement in Ethiopia’s war in the Tigray region.
The construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile tributary has been poisoning the atmosphere between Cairo, Addis Ababa ... and Khartoum for more than 10 years. The situation has escalated to the point where a military conflict can no longer be easily dismissed.
By launching a wide range of Amharic-language television channels, the Vivendi subsidiary Canal+ is pushing its Chinese and South African competitors ... -- Startimes and MultiChoice -- to reconsider their plans. The French media conglomerate is taking a bet that goes beyond Ethiopia's middle class, which it estimates at 1 million people.
Ethiopia has been progressively opening its banking sector since 2016. As the country moves ahead with its liberalisation process under Abiy ... Ahmed’s leadership, the pace of reform has picked up. But with the recent flop of telecom privatisation; partly because of fears around security, will financial sector opening fare differently? The fate of investment banks will be closely linked to moves to open an Ethiopian Stock exchange, and the wider privatisation process.